The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Vista skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Vista over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the West Midlands region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Vista
Rank 102 98 85
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -13
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 13 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.53% 0.46% 0.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.62% 2.47% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 3
Average daily rate
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£340 £300 £206
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +45.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £218 £225
% change year-on-year
-19.54% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £19.75 £12.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.58% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.29 £12.00 £9.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £12.00 £16.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.42 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.53% +17.28%
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
496 364 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.39% 18.45% 20.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 165 221
Average daily rate £300 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £432 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 59 58
Average hourly rate £14.25 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.06% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £26.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows Vista
England

Windows Vista
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Vista across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Vista Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Windows Vista
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Vista across the West Midlands region.

Windows Vista Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Windows Vista
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Vista across the West Midlands region.

Windows Vista Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Windows Vista
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Vista within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -5 4 - - 4
Warwickshire -8 2 - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Windows Vista
England

Windows Vista
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Windows Vista also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Vista.

1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Windows XP
3 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
3 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
3 13 (56.52%) Windows 7
4 10 (43.48%) ITIL
4 10 (43.48%) MS Office
5 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
5 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
6 5 (21.74%) Windows 8
6 5 (21.74%) SCCM
7 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (17.39%) Application Packaging
7 4 (17.39%) iPad
7 4 (17.39%) VMware
7 4 (17.39%) Blackberry
8 3 (13.04%) VoIP
8 3 (13.04%) DHCP
8 3 (13.04%) MS Project
8 3 (13.04%) VB
8 3 (13.04%) DameWare
8 3 (13.04%) MSI
8 3 (13.04%) Project Management
9 2 (8.70%) AdminStudio
9 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
9 2 (8.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (8.70%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (8.70%) WAN
9 2 (8.70%) LAN
9 2 (8.70%) Lotus

Windows Vista
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Windows Vista also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Vista. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (43.48%) MS Office
2 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
3 3 (13.04%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) DHCP
1 3 (13.04%) VoIP
2 2 (8.70%) WAN
2 2 (8.70%) LAN
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) VPN
3 1 (4.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MSI
2 2 (8.70%) AdminStudio
2 2 (8.70%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 1 (4.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (26.09%) Desktop Support
3 4 (17.39%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Support Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Support
5 2 (8.70%) Applications Packager
5 2 (8.70%) Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Leader
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Desktop Support
5 2 (8.70%) IT Support
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Application Packaging
2 2 (8.70%) Software Packaging
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.35%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Blackberry
1 4 (17.39%) iPad
2 1 (4.35%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Windows XP
3 13 (56.52%) Windows 7
4 5 (21.74%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Project Management
3 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.70%) Software Distribution
4 1 (4.35%) BPR
4 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.35%) PLM
4 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) VB
2 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
2 1 (4.35%) VBA
2 1 (4.35%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) MCSE
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) SCCM
2 3 (13.04%) DameWare
3 2 (8.70%) WSUS
3 2 (8.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (4.35%) SCOM
4 1 (4.35%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) Lotus
3 2 (8.70%) HP
3 2 (8.70%) Dell
3 2 (8.70%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) Avaya
4 1 (4.35%) IBM
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